Dogs are energetic and lively animals and therefore need a lot of sleep to ensure they are ready for their next walk or play session. They will often lie anywhere, but by providing them with the perfect dog sofa, you can choose where they sleep and make sure they are comfortable.
One of the first things to consider is your dog’s sleeping habits – are they a tidy sleeper, curled up in a ball most of the time? Or do they spread out in their sleep, paws stretched everywhere? By understanding how they sleep, it will give you a better idea of what kind of dog sofa bed they might need. You may even find that a small dog needs a big dog sofa, because they spread out in their sleep while a big dog may only need a small bed because they curl up nice and small. Once you know the size of the dog sofa you need, you can then start looking at the different styles available. It is often a good idea to buy from a dog sofa bed UK retailer because you can be sure that the materials used will be good quality – you don’t want to risk something sub-standard that your dog might chew.
It may be worth considering washable or waterproof dog beds if your pet likes to go outside and get wet a lot. Waterproof materials can repel the water while washable styles allow you to conveniently wash the bed (or main cushion) if you miss those muddy paws when they come inside.
There are many different types of dog beds including the dog sofa and dog couch. Most are an open style, but some are designed like an ‘igloo’. If you have a nervous or cautious dog, this may not be the best option for them as they may be wary of entering.
For older dogs whose joints may be a little painful, make sure the bed has extra padding to the cushion and sides. Also make sure there are no high, stiff sides that could be awkward for them to step over to get in and out. If you have more than one dog, aim to have a dog sofa per dog as many dogs can be a little territorial over their bed. It stops any arguments between them and reduces overall stress.